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From "Pedro F. Giffuni" <giffu...@tutopia.com>
Subject Re: A first try to remove some copyleft components from the build
Date Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:04:11 GMT
Hello Mathias;

--- On Mon, 7/18/11, Mathias Bauer <Mathias_Bauer@gmx.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I tried to get rid of some copyleft dependencies. As I will
> leave for vacation on Wednesday,

First of all, thanks so much for working on this!

> I now send my first patch to the list so that others already
> can have a look or even continue. I only did it on Linux so
> far, of course we will need adaptions for other platforms.

Not too many :-).

> I created the patch from the hg repository of
> OpenOffice.org, but the
> differences to our still not existing svn repository won't
> be huge, so
> it should bring us a little bit closer to a "clean" build.
> 
> I also added some more todos to the wiki page.
> 
> Meanwhile the license information at
> 
> http://wiki.services.openoffice.org/wiki/ApacheMigration
>

I would like to add a couple more:

1) xpdf (GPL'd) is a run dependency, this is linux/unix
specific. PDFBox may be a replacement.

2) The build requires GNU cp, which is inconvenient for
the BSDs and MacOS X:
http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/libreoffice/2010-October/000586.html

cheers,

Pedro.

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